First there was the weeding and soil levelling, followed by a deep crossed ripping and the realization of drainages and canalizations in order to avoid dangerous water stagnations.
At the same pace, the vineyards were fixed and groomed, there have been maintenance of poles and wires, and failed plants were replaced. The excellent exposure and soil conformation, microclimatic conditions, grapevines density make this vineyards able to reach 6000 plants per hectare.
The next stage, after accurate analysis, was the ploughing and fertilization of the soils.
Then, selected and certificated rooted cuttings were placed.
Lastly, it was built a chestnut wood structure as tradition, and there was a thorough work on the field. Some of the many tasks were winter pruning, targeted phytosanitary treatments,
green pruning, cluster thinning and defoliation: all in accordance with organic standards.
Everything was targeted in order to get healthy, mature, sweet smelling grapes, that mark the Tenuta San Jacopo’s history.
The grapes, from various parcels, are hand-harvested only using baskets,
quickly transferred to the winery.
Here the grapes are crushed without pressing, and softly put into small inox tanks thermally conditioned, respecting their origin, depending on the parcel and variety.
The next operations in the winery are fulling, replacement and delestage, which make possible the best color extraction and extremely fine and sweet tannins, as well as the preservation of all of the aromatic components.
At the end of the first fermentation, wines are transferred into small oak barrels,
then there’s the malolactic fermentation, still separating vineyard and variety, so that the specific characteristics can be preserved.
The passion of the Cattaneo family for quality products
The long work that Cattaneo family dedicated to the estate and its recovery, the strength with which it went towards organic cultivation, can be now found in wines and products.
These products tell the history of Tenuta San Jacopo and a unique land.
The utmost respect of what makes this an excellence place for wine production, worldwide appreciated.